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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennatula Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 347758

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrustacea (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMaxillopoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCopepoda (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeocopepoda (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPodoplea (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSiphonostomatoida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennellidae (Family)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennella Oken, 1815
Rank Genus
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennellidae Burmeister, 1835
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100 [details]

source of synonymy Oken, L. 1815-1816. Lehrbuch Der Naturgeschichte. Dritter Theil, Zoologie. Erste Abteilung, Fleischlose Thiere: 1-841 (Register) (1815); Atlas: I-Iv, pls. I-Xvii (1816)., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=Spo5AAAAcAAJ [details]

source of synonymy Walter, Chad. The world of Copepods., available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/copepoda [details]

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Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennatula filosa Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennella filosa (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennatula sagitta Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPennella sagitta (Linnaeus, 1758)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Link Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor3x5 C.B. Wilson Taxonomic Card - Pennatula Document hosted within WoRMS 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHomonymy Linnaeus's Pennatula 1758 is a good name for the cnidarians, as this was used first. This homonym of the copepods was created when they were tacked on just because they kind of looked like the cnidarians. Linnaeus did not have a clue. This name is enshrined in the coelenterate order Pennatulacea, where the genus is still found, unburdened by parasitic copepods.

The first of these Linnaean copepod species was Pennatula filosa, taken from the Mediterranean swordfish. The second was Pennatula sagitta, found on the sargassum fish. Subsequent investigators mentioned that Linnaeus’s host notations were about the only useful characteristics he provided (Stebbing 1905). Since Linnaeus’s time, other features have been defined, and both species are valid. Oken (1815), without knowing their true nature, but seeing that these parasites were not as “other” coral-like polyps, proposed the appropriate name Pennella, the “little feather,” for the copepods. Linnaeus’s species names are retained, so that the two species are now Pennella sagitta (Linnaeus, 1758), the type species of Oken's genus, and Pennella filosa (Linnaeus, 1758), both now in the siphonostome family Pennellidae (see Kabata 1979). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:347758
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2008-07-15 11:49:29Z  created  Walter, T. Chad
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  Citation: Walter, T. Chad (2014). Pennatula Linnaeus, 1758. In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2014). World of Copepods database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=347758 on 2014-09-22
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